IBC 2019: CEDAR Audio to debut first Dante product

CEDAR Audio has announced the CEDAR DNS 8D – the first CEDAR product with Dante, designed specifically for customers in broadcast and live sound.

More than two years in development, the DNS 8D is a new 8-channel dialogue noise suppressor with a slick user interface that includes standard and detailed modes of operation, designed to provide better control than any previous dialogue noise suppressor, both from the front panel and from almost any web browser that can access its internal remote control software.

With its near-zero latency and standard 4-pin 12VDC input in addition to universal mains power, it’s suitable for use in all live situations – not just broadcasting, but also for live sound in venues such as theatres, concert halls, conference venues, and places of worship.

The DNS 8D incorporates a Dante interface in addition to its AES3 audio connections (DB25 using the AES59 pin-out). With fail-safe AES3 audio bypass implemented in the form of hardware relays plus support for Dante’s redundant mode of operation, it can be installed in critical paths anywhere within the audio chain.

The UK price of the DNS 8D will be £4,900 + VAT and it will start shipping from October 2019.

CEDAR will also be supplying a high-quality AES3 breakout cable for the DNS 8D, offering a DB25 connector at one end and 4 x XLR (female) plus 4 x XLR (male) at the other. This will allow users to connect the DNS 8D to equipment using the traditional XLR format. The ex-factory price will be £75 + VAT.

The DNS 8D will be launched at the IBC Convention at the RAI Amsterdam from 13 – 17 September 2019 and will be demonstrated in Hall 8 on stand 8.D98.